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Friday 24 July 2015

A Foodie Break in Brighton

I go to Brighton all year round but there's just something so lovely about it during the Summer, aside from the mass of people. Recently I stayed for three days with the boyfriend in the Travelodge along the seafront. Although Travelodges are known for being absolutely rubbish, this one was quite alright for the price we paid and for the location which was literally a two minute walk one way into town and two minutes the other to the sea. We ate an awful lot of food on the trip, so thought I would write about the lovely three restaurants I visited.

On our first night we were a bit stuck on where to go as we both agreed that Brighton has so much to offer, we didn't want to end up in the usual chain restaurant. This meant a lot of walking was involved to find somewhere suitable that was independently run. We stumbled accross Al Duomo near the Pavillion, which is a lovely bar and restaurant which offers a special set menu with two courses for £9.95 or three for £12.75. I had Garlic Bread with Cheese for starter and a tomato and garlic pasta for my main which was the perfect portion size. The service was brilliant considering the restaurant was quite busy and the food was lovely. Somewhere I would highly recommend if you are on a tighter budget but want good food. 

On my second afternoon in Brighton I met up with my University friend who lives locally and went for lunch. Unsurprisingly I ended up with pasta again. This time the pasta was from a small Italian down the lanes called Si Signore which I regularly visit with my family when we are in Brighton. The owner is super friendly and always provides good customer service. At lunch times the restaurant offers a deal which is any Pizza or Pasta for £4.95, which for the portion size is such a bargain. I went for my usual Penne Alla Pesto, which I would highly recommend to any pasta lover. Si Signore offers such a friendly atmosphere and I think it's a truly underrated establishment. 

I AM Balanced Juice, Massamam Rickshaw Curry, Geisha Creme Brulee

On our last night we paid a visit to a restaurant I had also been to before called Rickshaw Oriental which is a Vietnamese restaurant. I remember the first time I visited I was amazed by the toilets and their design, it was Garden Inspired, not that that's the thing you look for in a good restaurant but hey ho. None-the-less I had another amazing dinner accompanied with a fresh detox juice which contained Pineapple, Pear and Ginger. All their food is cooked in Coconut Oil which I was very impressed by, as this is something I cook with at home and have never heard of a restaurant using before. A very good restaurant for those who love good food but are a bit more health conscious.

After all this food I was in deep need of a detox the next few days, the bloating was unreal!

What are your favourite independent restaurants?

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1 comment:

  1. Wow those pasta dishes look amazing! I wanted to visit Brighton so bad last year when I visited the UK. Thanks for the lovely pics, just makes me wanna go even more xx


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